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June 1996 Frontiers cover

The Mind's Eye
Finding Truth In Illusion
June 1996

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The Mind's Eye: Finding Truth In Illusion
The work of scientist/artist Roger Shepard demonstrates how our mind and eyes can play tricks on each other.

Controlling Dangers: The Truth About Risk Assessment
Danger is real, but risk is determined by society. This distinction is just one of the difficulties that social scientists found when examining how risk assessment is used.

3-D Design Software Makes Computer Objects "Real"
New technology allows engineers and scientists to build prototypes and physical models.

R&D Outpaces Inflation at Colleges and Universities
Academic research and development grew by nearly six percent in 1994, while R&D in industry and elsewhere decreased.


NSF IN THE NEWS

Star Wars Telescope Used for Solar Study
Using equipment designed for the Department of Defense, solar physicists study the sun's surface.

Were Dinosaurs Blown Away?
Dinosaur extinction might have been caused by massive hurricanes, called hypercanes.


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